Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Police Following Several Leads In Murder Case
Cookeville police say they have quite a few leads and expect to make some arrests in the murder of 32-year-old Knoxville resident Franklin Todd Crabtree last week. Crabtree was shot through the door of a home on Carr Avenue when two men came to the residence armed with guns and got into an altercation with him. The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reports that the two men were fought off and shoved out the door and Crabtree was holding the door closed, trying to prevent them from re-entering when bullets were fired through the door. Crabtree grew up in Putnam County, but had moved to Knoxville where he was the manager of a grocery store. Police are not commenting on any possible motive, but say they have collected a lot of physical evidence and eyewitness testimony that they hope to use to solve the case.